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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 4, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the women+ of The Office! A Musical Parody in a?oeThat's What She Saida?? on Sunday, September 22nd at 9:30 pm. Join the cast of the box office record-breaking show, The Office! A Musical Parody, as they celebrate their one-year anniversary Off-Broadway in an evening of gender-bent comedy! 
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 26, 2019
The fall theatre season is in full swing and that means it's time to get your tickets, plan a meal out, and enjoy the fabulous offerings in the Garden State. From north to south, and east to west, there's musical theatre, drama, comedy, music, dance, and so much more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 18, 2018
Award-winning choreographer MANDY MOORE and award-winning director/choreographer WALTER PAINTER join the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) on Monday, September 24 from 7 to 8 pm at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles as part of SDCF's ongoing One-on-One Conversation series. The series returns to Los Angeles for another in-depth discussion with prominent artists, following its May conversation with the creative team of Soft Power at CTG. SDCF Executive Director David Roberts will moderate.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 12, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 26, 2018
Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the naming of its Studio 4B for the great American entertainer, actor, singer, and comedian Danny Kaye (1911-1987) and his wife Sylvia Fine Kaye (1913-1991), an accomplished lyricist, composer, and producer who mostly collaborated with her husband, writing material that he performed. The dedication completes the naming of all of BAC's studios and theaters for gifted artists, friends and/or mentors to Founder and Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov-a roster that includes philanthropist Howard Gilman; artists Jerome Robbins, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Rudolf Nureyev; and BAC's founding managing director emerita, Christina Sterner.
by Emily Yorgey - Nov 28, 2018
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Gulfshore Playhouse brings a fresh twist to a beloved musical comedy. Gulfshore Playhouse brought this show to life by gender-swapping several of the actors with their characters in the show, and they also had a smaller cast than what is typical for FORUM, which resulted in an even funnier production.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 15, 2020
The theatre, the theatre... let's talk about the theatre! Today BroadwayWorld is celebrating out favorite art form with a collection of our favorite quotes about the theatre, acting, Broadway and more!
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 1, 2019
One Performance Only! This Sunday, November 3, 2019! Long ago but not far away at all, there were many TV Variety Shows, Award Ceremonies, Music Centers and Theatre abounding with live Musical Performances, all with massive budgets; and dancers in this town, Los Angeles, made a darn good living, albeit having to work their asses off to do so, but it was a good and plentiful, fulfilling life. Besides myself, there was a plethora of working, professional dancers who ended up bonding together pretty easily, as a dancer's life is one of a nomad, or gypsy, going from one job to another, but in doing so, finding kindred spirits and lifelong connections. Jay Johnson, husband of one of these dancers and artistically gifted himself, was part of the artistic community, as was his wife, Sandi, and, typical with dancers, became close friends and comrades with other dancers, choreographers, and like-minded performers. As Jay was earning international fame as a ventriloquist, actor and comedian, and starring on the hit TV Series 'Soap,' us dancers were slaving away, happy to be able to make a living doing what we loved. Jay is best known for his role on ' Soap' as Chuck Campbell, a ventriloquist who believed his puppet Bob was real and demanded everyone treat Bob as human.
by Julie Musbach - May 24, 2019
Metropolis presents Stephen Sondheim's classic musical farce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum through June 29, 2019. Broadway's greatest farce promises to have audiences rolling in the aisles. This fast-paced, witty, and irreverent comedy is one of the funniest musicals ever written.
by Marty Wilson - May 16, 2021
Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum has burst into life with gusto on the Hamilton Musical Theatre.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2020
Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) announces Episode 8: COMEDY TONIGHT! of weekly 'Quarantined' AFTER DARK CABARET LIVE on the theatre's Facebook page (@ArizonaBroadway)* Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:30pm MST.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021
Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, will present The Sun Sits Low: An Evening of Stephen Sondheim in concert on Friday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 30, 2021
This hilarious recurring virtual comedy gameshow is hosted by J. Keith van Straaten, and features two teams of very funny people playing games like Any Word But the Word, Quick Draw, Whose Truths, and Scramble.
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2020
Some of the greatest works of music ever composed, performed by many of the world's finest soloists, will be part of Sarasota Orchestra's 2020 - 2021 season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021
Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA has announce their new virtual production, “Comedy Tonight!” featuring an ensemble cast of Playhouse alumni. “Comedy Tonight!” was filmed at the Playhouse with safety precautions in place for the entire cast and video production team. Streaming starts March 23rd.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 23, 2021
Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA announces their new virtual production, “Comedy Tonight!” featuring an ensemble cast of Playhouse alumni. 
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020
How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years without bias? That's certainly a near-impossible mountain to climb, because even some forms of biases, knowledgeable judgments, are key when doing a task like this. But we need to make it as objective as possible when dealing with something so subjective.
by Peter Nason - Mar 18, 2021
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 91 greatest Sondheim songs. See if your favorites made the cut! What's at #1?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2019
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" runs at the Royal Theatre April 4-14. Often called Broadway's greatest farce, this musical by Stephen Sondheim is a joyous, musical romp through Rome filled with desperate lovers, scheming neighbors, and secrets behind every toga. This production is directed by Bob Bidewell and sponsored by W.W. and Anne Jones Charitable Trust. Assistant director is Savanah Price; choreographer is Travis Clark.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 30, 2019
Christine Andreas opened her show at the Beach Cafe last night by telling the intimate group of Cabaret lovers that contrary to current trends, her show had no theme. It would simply contain songs she liked to sing. By the end of her performance it was obvious the show did have a theme…..Great Songs Sung by a Great SingerActor. I've often said that the best musical experience is when the singer happens to be the pianist. The fingers join the vocal chords and create the most well planned arrangements. I may be wrong. Having your spouse as your pianist and music director also creates a rare and inspired musical experience. Martin Silvestri creates exceptional accompaniments. He is a true artist at the keyboard and happens also to be an Accordion virtuoso, which is extremely effective when Christine sings her unforgettable Piaf medley.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2020
Racine Theatre Guild Board of Directors has decided to postpone all performances and activities until January 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 2, 2021
Act II Playhouse in Ambler is now streaming “Heeere's Tony!”, their final virtual production of the 2020-2021 season.The show is conceived as an unscripted late-night television talk show with a full-length guest interview, Special Guest appearance, a musical guest performance, and a fast-paced character comedy sketch.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 16, 2021
Tras su paso por el Festival de Mérida, la comedia de Stephen Sondheim protagonizada por Carlos Latre se estrenará en Madrid.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 1, 2021
El musical de Stephen Sondheim regresa a España, presentándose en la 67 Edición del Festival de Mérida.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 1, 2018
Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites and DC area stars. The cabaret series runs July 19 through August 4, with a different performance every night.
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 27, 2018
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, playing through August 12th at North Coast Repertory Theatre is a colorful and fun summer trip to Ancient Rome, as told with a small detour through vaudeville for style. The play even announces its intentions at the top of the show 'Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight' just so there is no confusion.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 24, 2018
Disney's Classic Film and subsequent Broadway Musical are not easy to recreate and to do justice to as well, both to the animated film version and the original stage production. Five Star Theatricals has opened this past weekend at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza/Kavli Theatre with a most lavish, charming and authentic version! I had the opportunity to speak with the Choreographer, Cheryl Baxter, of this delightful musical, and learned what it takes to be able to tackle this type of exciting but daunting project. I was not at all surprised to learn that it takes a careers'-worth of experience and dedication to be at this level.
by Peter Nason - Jul 19, 2019
When it comes to Tony Award snubbing, there are several artistic high crimes and misdemeanors. For instance, Fiorello! winning Best Musical over Gypsy, or the good Music Man besting the better West Side Story. Or how about this awful upset: Two Gentlemen of Verona (the since-forgotten musical) beating both Grease and Follies for the top honor. Perhaps worst of all is this: Even though A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM was Stephen Sondheim's first and most successful Broadway show as a composer and lyricist, and even though it would win six of its eight nominated Tony Awards in 1962-1963 (including Best Musical), Mr. Sondheim himself was not even nominated for his lyrics and score. A show that features some of the most beloved comic songs from the early 1960's--'Comedy Tonight,' 'Lovely,' and 'Everybody Ought to Have a Maid'--wasn't even nominated for these iconic numbers. (For the record, Oliver! won that year for Best Score.) Broadway's greatest composer would have to wait almost a decade to receive his first Tony Award.
by Roy Berko - Jul 1, 2019
Viewing a new theatrical production is always an intriguing experience. This is especially true if the offering is a musical and has not had many workshops or readings. It is in these venues that the material is tested and adjusted based on reviewer and audience reactions.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 16, 2019
TheaterWorks offers a night of musical comedy to start out the MasterWorks Series in 2019. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is on stage in the Gyder Theater February 15th through March 3rd at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 6, 2019
Stagecrafters proudly presents Sondheim on Sondheim on Stagecrafters 2nd Stage, Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 10, 2019.
by Monica Moore - Feb 27, 2019
A thoroughly entertaining evening for anyone wishing to explore the early years of a master songwriter and an absolute must for fans. The songs are intimate and complex with compelling harmonies and characterisation.
by Jerri Shafer - Feb 21, 2020
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – 'something for everyone, a comedy tonight!' Performances are February 21st thru the 29th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit:
by Timothy Shawver - Feb 20, 2019
TheaterWorks has a long-standing, credible connection to Stephen Sondheim musicals. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a pure crowd-pleaser chomping on the TheaterWorks stage.
by BWW Special - Feb 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION, THE MUSIC MAN, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
TheaterWorks offers a night of musical comedy to start out the MasterWorks Series in 2019. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is on stage in the Gyder Theater February 15th through March 3rd at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 10, 2019
As the opening number 'Comedy Tonight' states, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, the classic musical from Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, aims to have 'something familiar, something peculiar, and something for everyone.' And while, in 2019, this remains mostly true, the bawdy farce, written almost 57 years ago, does raise some eyebrows in today's #metoo world. That said, the production of FORUM currently being produced by the Opera House Players at the Enfield Annex (their temporary home in Enfield, CT) is fun, energetic and high-spirited.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2019
Whether you live in New York or London, San Francisco or Sydney, Boston or Seattle, we've got the best prices on theater tickets this Cyber Monday. Looking to plan a trip to New York? Buy your tickets today. Planning a family outing for the holidays? We've got the deals. Basically wherever you live, whatever you want to see, we've got our best prices of the year on theater tickets for shows around the world. Check out some of the deal highlights below!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2019
Let's face it: You probably have enough stuff. While deals on vacuums and toothbrushes can feel satisfying in the moment, wouldn't you rather get tickets to an unforgettable theatrical experience? That's where we come in. This Cyber Monday (i.e. today!) deals on theater tix are so good they feel like a steal. Whether it's a show you've been planning to see forever, or a deal that's just too good to pass up, today's the day to buy those tickets.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 18, 2019
Performance Now Theatre Company presents a?oeA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' January 10 through January 26 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood.
by Roy Berko - Aug 4, 2020
On Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, CVLT will be streaming the archival video of Visiting Mr. Green for a pay-as-you-can admission. For details and advance reservation, visit
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Aug 31, 2019
Visiting the Great White Way is any musical theatre lover's dream. Last July, that dream came true for 13 winners of Indonesia Menuju Broadway (IMB) as they attended musical theatre workshop on Broadway. Now they return to perform WHAT I DID FOR LOVE, a musical showcase featuring Broadway hits.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 29, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 2, 2018
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at North Coast Repertory Theatre has now been extended through August 19th due to popular demand!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2021
Sarasota Orchestra has announced the 2021 – 2022 season, featuring a return to full orchestra performances. With the safety of concert attendees a top priority, Sarasota Orchestra is looking forward to returning to the concert hall this fall.
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites made the cut!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2020
Gag House Comedy Clubs will LIVE STREAM Stand-Up Comedy tonight, Friday 3 April, at 8pm, with a brilliant line-up of top comedians: Susan Murray, James Alderson, Russell Hicks and Zahra Barri.  The show will be streamed LIVE from the Gag House Comedy Clubs Facebook page.
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 12, 2020
Luckily for viewers on the Metropolitan Opera's “Met on Demand”—with selections available free in this time of COVID-19, on your laptop or as apps for your phone or tablet—there were a couple of knee-slappers thrown in among the drama of AIDA, PARSIFAL and ROMEO ET JULIETTE this week. Two of my favorites were there: Donizetti's DON PASQUALE and Verdi's FALSTAFF.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 1, 2021
Today (April 1) in live streaming: it's Game Night on Stars in the House, Matt Doyle visits Backstage Live and more!